Climate Change
Greenhouse gas levels hit record high in 2020: UN report
UN weather agency warns the world is ‘way off track’ on reaching goals for capping rising temperatures.
25 Oct 2021
From: Planet SOS
Forests, fire, fuel: Climate battles on Europe’s front line
We travel across Europe from fire-devastated Greece, to the plundered forests of Romania and the coalfields of Poland.
25 Oct 2021
Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia vows zero carbon emissions by 2060
Before the global COP26 summit, Saudi Arabia announces it aims to reach ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2060.
23 Oct 2021
Climate activists go on hunger strike near WH urging Biden to act
US administration’s rhetoric on urgency of climate crisis does not match its actions, Sunrise Movement advocates say.
22 Oct 2021
‘Worst thing in lifetime’: South Sudan floods affecting 700,000
UN blames South Sudan’s worst floods in 60 years imperilling livelihoods of more than 700,000 people on climate change.
22 Oct 2021
UN chief warns world on ‘one-way ticket to disaster’ over climate
Antonio Guterres says he is ‘very concerned’ upcoming COP26 in Glasgow will fail.
22 Oct 2021
US to launch Amazon-wide pact to reduce deforestation: Blinken
During visit to Colombia, Blinken announces initiative that will include financial support for protected areas.
22 Oct 2021
‘No country will be spared’ impact of climate change: US gov’t
Reports by US White House, defence and intelligence agencies say climate change likely to increase global instability.
21 Oct 2021
Fossil fuel producers’ plans far exceed 1.5C climate target
UNEP’s Production Gap report finds countries plan to produce some 110 percent more fossil fuels in 2030.
20 Oct 2021
Over 100 million people in Africa threatened by climate change
WMO report warns 1.3 billion people remain ‘extremely vulnerable’ as continent warms more and faster than world average.
19 Oct 2021
From: Planet SOS
Vikings, mining, Elvis: The story of Greenland’s melting ice cap
We travel to the remote edge of the ice sheet to discover the effect of the climate crisis on the Arctic environment.
19 Oct 2021
Africa calls for climate finance tracker after donors fall short
The demand highlights tensions between high emitting rich countries and developing nations ahead of key climate summit.
19 Oct 2021
Are Hondurans the new climate refugees?
Tens of thousands of Hondurans are being affected by hurricanes, floods and warming temperatures.
18 Oct 2021
China economy slows; officials say recovery ‘unstable and uneven’
Officials say GDP grew at its slowest place in a year in the third quarter, amid power shortages and property woes.
18 Oct 2021
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